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Author Wiltshire, Patricia E. J., author.

Title The nature of life and death : every body leaves a trace / Patricia Wiltshire.

Publication Info. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Adult Non Fiction - BDBB-2  363.2509 WIL    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  363.25 WIL    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-1  363.25092 WIL    Recently returned
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  363.25 WIL    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  363.25 WIL    AVAILABLE
 Reddick Lib Adult Non Fiction - RLBB-3  363.25 WIL    AVAILABLE
 River Valley DL Adult Non-Fiction - RVLG-1  363.25 WILTS    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island SD 41 - High School Stacks - RHSG-1  363.25 WILT    AVAILABLE
 Three Rivers PL - Channahon Adult Non Fiction - TRBB-2  363.25 WIL    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  363.25 WIL    AVAILABLE
Description viii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "First published by Bonnier Books, U.K."--Title page verso.
Contents Beginnings -- Searching and finding -- Proxies of the past -- Under the surface -- Conflict and resolution -- "I put it to you that you were there" -- A spider's web -- Beauty in death -- Friends and foes -- Last breaths -- "An empty vessel" -- Poisons - Traces -- Endings.
Summary From mud tracks on a quiet country road to dirt specks on the soles of walking boots, forensic ecologist Patricia Wiltshire uses her decades of scientific expertise to find often-overlooked clues left behind by criminal activity. She detects evidence and eliminates hypotheses armed with little more than a microscope, eventually developing a compelling thesis of the who, what, how, and when of a crime. Wiltshire's remarkable accuracy has made her one of the most in-demand police consultants in the world, and her curiosity, humility, and passion for the truth have guided her every step of the way. A riveting blend of science writing and true-crime narrative, The Nature of Life and Death details Wiltshire's unique journey from college professor to crime fighter: solving murders, locating corpses, and exonerating the falsely accused. Along the way, she introduces us to the unseen world all around us and underneath our feet: plants, animals, pollen, spores, fungi, and microbes that we move through every day. Her story is a testament to the power of persistence and reveals how our relationship with the vast natural world reaches far deeper than we might think.-- Publisher's description.
Subject Wiltshire, Patricia E. J.
Women forensic scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Criminal investigation -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany.
TRUE CRIME / Forensics.
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Case studies.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9780525542216 (hardcover)
0525542213 (hardcover)

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